Display Policy Service (DispBrokerDesktopSvc) Defaults in Windows 10

Manages the connection and configuration of local and remote displays.

The Display Policy Service exists only in:

Default Settings

Startup type: Automatic
Display name:Display Policy Service
Service name:DispBrokerDesktopSvc
Service type:share
Error control:normal
Object:NT AUTHORITY\LocalService
Path:%SystemRoot%\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService -p
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\DispBrokerDesktopSvc
  • SeImpersonatePrivilege

Default Behavior

Display Policy Service is a Win32 service. In Windows 10 it is starting automatically when the operating system starts. Then the Display Policy Service is running as NT AUTHORITY\LocalService in a shared process of svchost.exe along with other services. If Display Policy Service fails to start, the failure details are being recorded into Event Log. Then Windows 10 will start up and notify the user that the DispBrokerDesktopSvc service has failed to start due to the error.


Display Policy Service cannot be started under any conditions, if the Remote Procedure Call (RPC) service is disabled.

Restore Default Startup Configuration of Display Policy Service

Before you begin doing this, make sure that all the services on which Display Policy Service depends are configured by default and function properly. See the list of dependencies above.

1. Run the Command Prompt as an administrator.

2. Copy the commands below, paste them into the command window and press ENTER:

sc config DispBrokerDesktopSvc start= auto
sc start DispBrokerDesktopSvc

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The DispBrokerDesktopSvc service is using the DispBroker.Desktop.dll file that is located in the C:\Windows\System32 directory. If the file is removed or corrupted, read this article to restore its original version from Windows 10 installation media.